Mackintosh Families in Australia

McIntosh, MacIntosh, Mackintosh, M‘Intosh (and all other variations)

Books about Mackintosh families in Australia

Most of these books are out of print or were not commercially printed. However, if copies were deposited by the authors in their local library, you may be able to find a copy via interlibrary loan. If you know of one that is not listed here, please let us know via the contact form.

The Highland Shepherd

The story of James McIntosh and his family who sailed aboard the William Nicol in 1837 and settled on the Limestone Plains, by Susan and Kevin McIntosh

Self published 2017, ACT - ISBN 9780646967363

This book, of nearly 500 pages, took over 30 years to write and compile. It tells the story of James McIntosh and his family, who arrived in Australia in 1837 and settled on the Limestone Plains (current day Canberra). He, and his two young sons Malcolm and John, were shepherds who worked for the Campbell family of Duntroon. James’ other children arrived in Australia in subsequent years and settled in the southern areas of NSW, including Goulburn, Tumut and Queanbeyan. The book is filled with historical photos, historical documents, newspaper articles, letters written in the 1800 and 1900s and stories on the old pioneers. Descendants have been traced to the current day, including 10 children of John. The book details their lives and includes information from their early times in the Scottish Highlands and the sea voyages.

Donald Mackintosh - He called Greenmount home

by Noel Lipp

Format: Paperback, self published 2011, QLD

Small booklet (48pp) put together by Noel about Donald Mackintosh MLA of Greenmount, QLD. As indicated on the cover: “He selected 80 acres of land opposite the old shop on the Toowoomba-Warwick Road. Part of the late was the first land ever to be ploughed in the district ... he called this selection Greenmount.” Please contact us for details.

Black McIntosh to Gold

by Lois Shepheard

Format: Paperback, commercially printed 2014; ISBN 9 781 922 120 823

Not your usual family history book but rather story set around the family of Hugh McIntosh and Elspeth Jack of Avoch, Ross and Cromarty and the Sutherland girls: Jane and Hughina wives of Alexander and Donald McIntosh and their sister Catherine. Fact and fiction are interwoven with folklore to form a compelling tale of relationships, the trials of life and the hardship of starting again in a foreign country.

You can find a fuller description and more reviews at Black McIntosh to Gold


Mackintosh to McIntosh

The Family of Alexander Mackintosh and Mary Heelan, by Neville John McIntosh

Format: Hard cover (maroon and gold), commercially printed 2001; no ISBN

Though the book concentrates on the descendants of Alexander MACKINTOSH and Mary HEELAN, there is short chapter about his brother Keith, who lived in Mt Gambier. The text is an easy to read account of the memories of the family members and their predecessors. Information about related families is included as well as articles about conditions of the time. Photographs, maps and documents are evident but the standard of the scans could be better. At the back there is a section containing descendant charts for each of the children in the main family; the book is indexed.

The Egertonian

Kith and Kin of our Clan Davidson, by Gail Chambers and Lydia Davidson

Format: Soft cover (green and gold), commercially printed 1995; ISBN 0 646 25141 4

Concentrates on the Davidson branch (Margaret Thompson McINTOSH (c1844-1917) and Robert Telford DAVIDSON) of the Robert McINTOSH and Susan PATERSON family. At the stage the book was printed, extensive research into the other branches had not been carried out, but it does contain a section on Robert and Susan as well as their daughter Susan MILLAR and son William McINTOSH.

Choc full of facimilies of documents, maps, certificates and photographs. Contains extensive descendent charts and the book is indexed. Well worth tracking down, especially if you are a member of the Davidson branch.

McIntosh Down Under

Scotland to Victoria in a Sailing Ship 1853, by Rex McIntosh

Format: Probably commercially printed c1989; no ISBN

My copy is a photocopy with plastic binding but it appears to be have been printed. It contains memories of their forebears via letters to the author of the family of William McINTOSH and Margaret HUTCHINSON. The book contains copies of certificates and other documents but few photographs. There is a descendant chart in the back and list of those still living as at Easter 1985 when a Reunion of the family was held. Not indexed.

The McIntosh Family of Lanark County, Ontario:

A Genealogy of the McIntosh Family Including Their Forebearers and Descendants, 1796-1988,
by John M. Collins

Format: Self published 1988, Lanark, Ontario, Canada

I have not seen this book: It covers the family of Duncan McIntosh son of John McINTOSH and Agnes or Ann DOW who migrated to Lanark County, Canada. Given the date coverage, it probably includes information about his parents and siblings including his brother John who migrated to New South Wales. A second edition of the book was published in 1993 as The McIntosh Family of Lanark County, Ontario: A Genealogy of the McIntosh Family Including Their Forebearers and Descendants, 1796-1991. Although it appears to be out of print, if a copy of either edition was deposited in Australia, it may be available via Interlibrary loan.


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